Have you been to MIFFecito yet? Hurry, there’s still time and great films to see. Here are some of the great peeps that put it together. Heart mucho!
check it here: www.miamifilmfestival.com/miffecito
The MIFFecito opening party last night at Ball and Chain in Little Havana. MIFFecito is going on now all weekend. www.miamifilmfestival.com/miffecito
Look out for an incredible music event coming next month at Ball and Chain, from the board I chair the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board.
Last night’s opening film for MIFFecito, “Conducta” is simply brilliant. Cuba’s selection for the Academy Award best foreign film, the simplicity of depiction in this complex story, is nothing short of amazing. All elements, direction, acting, cinematography, set design, writing, setting, circumstance, more, forge together to create a real life, surreal life drama that is at once endearing and bone chilling.
The sense of modern day Cuba, the challenges, sacrifices and coming to terms with day to day circumstance is as prescient as the thoughts of the daily throw away aspects of American society. McDonald’s vs scratching and clawing to get a basic elementary education. And the child performances are as scorching, heart wrenching and emotional as the pit bulls fighting for survival in the dog matches so viscously (yet expertly) depicted in the film. The adult performances are equally as emotional, especially the teacher that serves as an almost equal axis point to the children of the film.
"Conducta" is a must see film, as are all of the films playing at the mini Miami International Film Festival that is MIFFecito at the Tower Theater in Little Havana this weekend. And such a locale could not be more ideal. I hope to see you there.
info here: www.miamifilmfestival.com/miffecito
At the MIFFecito opening event at Tower Theater in Little Havana. In the pic with Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante who’s done an incredible job with the festival and now it’s little sister MIFFecito. Excited to see the film and the opening party at Ball and Chain across the street!
The Miami International Film Festival’s little brother MIFFecito starts today!
I’m in the pic with The Miami International Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante at the CineVisun Transmedia/Florida Entertainment/BFMG Season Kick Off Event. I didn’t have on my pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness month, but should have and thanks to photoshop here it is! This is the month, but every month we should be aware of cancer and the havoc it wreaks. Awareness=fight for a cure!
I hope to see you at MIFFecito! See about it here: http://www.icontact-archive.com/BNFGR7UzOi3um48_rqZ4waUnJ1XZEepx?w=4
Congratulations to Fentz Louis on opening his new studio. Him and his Iconz media group helped to give me my first start creating the song for my first music video featuring artists from Bone Thugz and Harmony and Mo Thugz featuring University of Miami players that went on to the NFL; Mike Rhump, Nadjeh Davenport, James Lewis and Daryl Jones. And it was great to see the new program they’re starting with Sean “Diddy” Combs network Revolt for youth. The CEO of Revolt was in attendance and spoke about the importance of outreach to the youth. Great work all.
Make sure you check out Michael Chiklis on American Horror Story “Freak Show” tonight on FX!
And make sure you check him out and his incredible music in our next screening of The Beach Chronicles “The Mystery of the Erasmus Hissany” coming soon!